Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a sci-fi action film set to release July 11, 2014. It's a sequel to the hugely successful Rise of the Planet of the Apes that came out in 2011. Historically, the series is a retelling of even older movies and is actually the 8th movie in the overall series. This installment is directed by Matt Reeves.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes stars Andy Serkis, Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, and Keri Russell. Andy Serkis plays Ceaser, the intelligent ape from the first movie. Gary Oldman takes on the role of Dreyfus, leader of a group of humans bent on destroying all the apes and taking back the planet. Jason Clarke is Malcolm, a human that leads a small band of ape-sensitive humans working to find peace between the two factions.
Caesar is back in "Dawn of The Planet of the Apes, but audience will note a ten-year gap between this film and "Rise of the Planet of the Apes." A video was released previously that gave a glimpse of what had happened in the drastic decade spanning the films, but now fans can see the downfall of civilization in specifics. In a three-part short video series, year one, five, and ten are covered. The first video deals with the outbreak of the Simian Flu as it rips through humanity.
UPDATE: Gary Oldman, who told us that we are all hypocrites who should "take a fucking joke," has already made a 180 on his convictions. Oldman has issued an apology for his anti-semitic remarks, in an official statement that almost makes him sound even more anti-semitic. So, hilarious stuff all around. Here's the full apology: "Dear Gentlemen of the ADL: I am deeply remorseful that comments I recently made in the Playboy Interview were offensive to many Jewish people.
Just to be clear, Gary Oldman, not all of us are so anti-PC. The "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" actor is in hot water lately over a Playboy article (due out this month) in which he speaks out against... well, just about everyone. That is except Mel Gibson and Alec Baldwin. Oldman makes sure to defend their infamous rants. Oldman goes so far as to call the officer who arrested Gibson for drunk driving in 2006 a "hypocrite." "The policeman who arrested him has never used the word n****r or that f***ing Jew?" Uh, no, says the officer, James Mee.